Low back pain and occupation among Irish health service workers.

  title={Low back pain and occupation among Irish health service workers.},
  author={Caitriona G Cunningham and Terry Flynn and Catherine Blake},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  volume={56 7},
BACKGROUND The health services sector has been identified as a high-risk work sector for low back pain (LBP) and related absenteeism. AIMS To establish levels and predictors of LBP prevalence and associated sick leave among health service workers. To identify if levels of LBP or related absenteeism differ between occupational groups. METHODS A postal survey using a standardized questionnaire and disproportionate random sampling of occupational groups was conducted at a single Dublin… CONTINUE READING
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